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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Weekly Briefs: Old arrest warrant found in Emmett Till case; former White House counsel subpoenaed
Jul 1, 2022, 01:35 pm CDT

State officials cite Dobbs as reason to support anti-sodomy law, transgender-treatment ban
Jul 1, 2022, 10:17 am CDT

Lawyer who once directed corporate law at Apple pleads guilty to insider trading
Jul 1, 2022, 09:02 am CDT

SCOTUS will decide case that could strip state courts of power to review congressional voting maps
Jul 1, 2022, 08:35 am CDT

Murder conviction of former Fisher Phillips partner is reversed; he claimed wife’s shooting was an accident
Jun 30, 2022, 03:39 pm CDT

House committee approves record $675M in funding for civil legal services
Jun 30, 2022, 01:05 pm CDT

Supreme Court allows Biden to end remain-in-Mexico policy; chief justice’s opinion joined by Kavanaugh, liberal justices
Jun 30, 2022, 10:13 am CDT

SCOTUS limits EPA’s authority to regulate climate change, cites ‘major questions’ doctrine curbing agency power
Jun 30, 2022, 09:32 am CDT

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Justice Breyer officially retires; Biden accuses SCOTUS of ‘outrageous behavior’
Jun 30, 2022, 09:05 am CDT

Supreme Court blocks order intended to increase Black voting power in Louisiana, grants cert
Jun 30, 2022, 08:48 am CDT

Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony undermines possible Trump defense in potential criminal case, experts say
Jun 29, 2022, 03:06 pm CDT

Some BigLaw firms will cover travel costs for abortions
Jun 29, 2022, 11:53 am CDT

SCOTUS limits scope of McGirt, allows Oklahoma to prosecute some crimes on reservations
Jun 29, 2022, 11:08 am CDT

Judge removed from duty after alleged ‘Gov. MeMaw’ reference, courtroom profanity, sua sponte order
Jun 29, 2022, 09:09 am CDT

Lawyer gets suspension after posting secret nude photos of his then-wife
Jun 28, 2022, 03:15 pm CDT

Only half of class of 2018 law grads practice in law firms, NALP report finds
Jun 28, 2022, 01:12 pm CDT

Top California court will consider employer liability for take-home COVID-19 infections
Jun 28, 2022, 12:15 pm CDT

Litigation over abortion bans begins at state level; judges block laws in 5 states
Jun 28, 2022, 10:43 am CDT

Biden doesn’t support Supreme Court expansion, press secretary says
Jun 27, 2022, 01:23 pm CDT

In unusual lineup, SCOTUS rules for pro se prisoner who sought lower sentence under First Step Act
Jun 27, 2022, 12:20 pm CDT

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